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States may be nudged to modify laws in line with labour codes
The government is of the view that state laws such as the Mathadi law of Maharashtra, which provides benefits for a person who carries a load of material on his head or back, may not remain valid or would require fresh Presidential assent with the labour codes coming into force.

View: The new anti-conversion requirements intrude into a private zone of both intimacy and faith
Uttar Pradesh’s new Ordinance, released late last month with much fanfare, is, in fact, a near replica of recent laws from Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. While there are a number of problems with these laws, we focus here on provisions that criminalise conversions done ‘by marriage’ and invalidate the accompanying marriages.

Rahul Gandhi's consistency is issue, says Sharad Pawar
When asked if the country was ready to accept Rahul Gandhi as leader, Pawar said, "There are some questions in this regard. There seems to be less consistency.

Mamata taking decisions in response to BJP's demands: Dilip Ghosh
Ghosh alleged that the bridge on the arterial Diamond Harbour Road was not being inaugurated despite completion since Banerjee wanted to make it an "election stunt", but was forced to prepone the programme following BJP workers' agitation.

Government has talked of amendments, we want repeal of farm laws, say farmer leaders
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said the government has given assurance concerning minimum support price (MSP).

PM Narendra Modi to address IIT2020 global summit
The PanIIT USA is an organisation that is more than 20 years old. Since 2003, it has organised this conference and invited speakers from different sectors, including industry, academia and government. The PanIIT USA is run by an all-volunteer team of IIT alumni, the PMO said.

Centre approves creation of new post of deputy chief for military operations and strategic planning in Indian Army
The Indian Army headquarters had instituted four studies with an overall aim to enhance the operational and functional efficiency of the force.
Global Teacher Prize goes to India`s Ranjitsinh Disale, wins USD 1 million
This year`s Global Teacher Prize has been awarded to Ranjitsinh Disale for helping girls, mostly from poor tribal communities in India.
Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane to visit Saudi Arabia and UAE next week
The visit will be Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane's third foreign visit amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
India opens four trade routes with Bhutan; Agartala to connect nation with Bangladesh
Since February 2020 a number of virtual meetings have taken place at the trade ministries level leading to the opening of new trade routes.
BJP, AIADMK welcome Rajinikanth`s announcement; DMK says none can take their vote bank
AIADMK Joint Coordinator and Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said he would comment about Rajinikanth’s announcement only after fully knowing what he had said. 
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation election: Counting of votes on Friday
The counting of votes in the GHMC election would be taken up on December 4.
Pakistani lawyer `misrepresented` India`s stance on Kulbhushan Jadhav: MEA
India on Thursday said that Pakistani lawyer Barrister Shahnawaz Noon "appears to have acted under pressure from the Pakistani establishment".
Cyclone Burevi: Red alert issued for Kerala; storm to cross Tamil Nadu on Friday morning
Kerala remains on high alert with heavy rains expected after Cyclone Burevi makes landfall.
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Aditya Narayan suffers wardrobe malfunction during wedding ceremony, reveals he borrowed friend's pyjamas for 'pheras'
He also revealed his honeymoon plans and said that since he has to be in Mumbai every week the couple has decided to take three mini-vacations.

West Bengal Government caps RT-PCR test at Rs 950, know which other states have reduced rates
The RT-PCR tests are more-reliable but expensive tests for detecting COVID-19. The earlier rate was Rs 1,250 in private hospitals and labs across WB.

Miley Cyrus opens up on 'conflicted' relationship with Liam Hemsworth
According to Fox News, the 28-year old star revealed that their relationship came to an end because of too much conflict between them.

KBC 12: Can you answer this Rs 1-crore question that contestant Tej Bahadur Singh could not?
Tej, through his commendable gameplay, dedication towards studies and determination to crack civil services impressed KBC 12 host Amitabh Bachchan.

A look at Rajinikanth's proximity to world of politics before he announces political party
As Thailaiva announced on Thursday, 'I am coming and we will change everything in Tamil Nadu'. Change is inevitable now!

India's space dept enters agreement with Indian startup to help build small rockets
This comes months after DoS established IN-SPACe, an authorization and regulatory body for enabling private players to undertake space activities.

Facebook to remove fake claims about COVID-19 vaccines
Facebook said it is applying its policy to remove misinformation about the virus that could lead to imminent physical harm.

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BSE delivers gold under India Good Delivery Standard
BSE has completed delivery of gold under BSE-BIS India Good Delivery Standard on its commodity derivatives platform. The exchange executed the deliver

Gold set for worst month in four years
Optimism over vaccine-led rebound dimmed the metal’s haven appeal

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Eminent Indian-American physician Ajay Lodha passes away due to COVID-19 complications
Lodha, former president of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), battled COVID for the last eight months at Cleveland Clinic and breathed his last on November 21. He was 58.

Four Indian-Americans among 32 students chosen as Rhodes Scholars from US
American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust Elliot Gerson announced the names of the 32 Americans chosen as Rhodes Scholars representing the US on Sunday. The four Indian-American students include Swathi R Srinivasan, Vijayasundaram Ramasamy, Garima P Desai and Savarni Sanka.

Jill Biden's policy director, Mala Adiga, has roots in Udupi
She belongs to the family of K Suryanarayana Adiga, founder of the erstwhile undivided Dakshina Kannada districts private sector Karnataka Bank Limited, and Aravind Adiga, who won theMan Booker prize in 2008.

Joe Biden appoints Indian-American Mala Adiga as policy director of incoming First Lady
Adiga was a senior adviser to Jill and senior policy adviser for Biden's 2020 campaign. She previously worked for the Biden Foundation as director for higher education and military families.

Indian-American uses Bollywood music to spread message of Biden and Harris during US polls
Slogans like- "America Ka Neta Kaisa Ho Joe Biden Jaisa Ho", "Trump Hatao America Bachao", "Biden-Harris ko Jitao, America ko aage badao" and "Jaago America Jaago- Biden Harris ko Vote do"- were also released in 14 Indian languages.

Indian-American doctor identifies possible COVID-19 treatment
The researchers detailed how the inflammatory cell death signaling pathway worked, which led to potential therapies to disrupt the process.

Indian-origin peer Lord Meghnad Desai resigns from Labour Party over incidents of racism
The 80-year-old peer said he has only ever been a Labour Party supporter but was forced to take the decision to cancel his membership on Thursday after 49 years after former party leader Jeremy Corbyn was readmitted after just 19 days of suspension despite findings of "unlawful acts" by the country's human rights watchdog.

Indian-origin author Avni Doshi's 2020 Booker Prize race edges to a close
Doshi, born in the US and now living in Dubai, is in the running for the 50,000-pound prize alongside Zimbabwean writer Tsitsi Dangarembga for the third novel in her trilogy 'This Mournable Body' on a shortlist otherwise dominated by US authors - Diane Cook for 'The New Wilderness', Maaza Mengiste for 'The Shadow King' and Brandon Taylor for 'Real Life'.

Chance encounter with former MLA stumps auto driver
Photo of incident goes viral on social media

Farm laws burnt in effigies in Dharwad, march taken out
Raita Krishi Karmik Sanghatane organises agitation in support of farmers

DMK’s Raja challenges CM to a debate on 2G case
Court decided in my favour, he says

DMK is a corporate company: Palaniswami
‘Laws passed by Centre to deregulate the agriculture sector will protect farmers’

Public holiday declared in six Tamil Nadu districts today
The Tamil Nadu government has announced a public holiday on December 4 in Kanniyakumari, Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, Ramanathapuram, Virudhunagar and Thoot

Over 5,700 evacuated from Ramanathapuram coast
In Madurai, water from Vandiyur tank was let into the Vaigai

Cyclone Burevi weakens into a deep depression
Weather system’s interaction with land mass has slowed its movement and intensity, says official

Pakistan trying to link Kulbhushan Jadhav case with another Indian prisoner, says MEA
‘Islamabad pressured a lawyer chosen to fight for the release of an Indian national to comment beyond his ambit of responsibility’

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Madhya Pradesh's "Psychopathic Killer" Killed In Encounter, 5 Cops Hurt
A man who the police used to call a "psychopathic killer" was shot dead in an encounter in Madhya Pradesh's Ratlam. Five policemen were injured in the encounter.
US Senate Passes Bill Eliminating Per-Country Cap For Jobs-Based Visas
The US Senate has unanimously passed a bill that eliminates the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrant visas and raises it for family-based visas, a legislation that will...
Mamata Banerjee Threatens Nationwide Agitation If Farm Laws Not Withdrawn
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday threatened to launch a country-wide agitation if the "anti-farmer" new farm laws were not withdrawn.
Indian Javelin Throwers To Begin Training Camp For Tokyo Games In Odisha
The team of elite javelin throwers including Neeraj Chopra, Shivpal Singh and Annu Rani arrived in Bhubaneswar on Thursday.
Uttar Pradesh Police Makes First Arrest Under New Anti-Conversion Law
The Uttar Pradesh Police has made its first arrest under the new anti-conversion law, days after a man complained that someone is harassing his daughter in a bid to change her religion, officials said...
Rahul Gandhi Seems To Lack Consistency To Lead Country, Says Sharad Pawar
Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi appears to lack the "consistency" needed to be accepted by the country as its leader, the party's ally has in Maharashtra, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief...
Delhi Riots: Court Says Jamia Student Be Moved To Guest House For Exams
The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the jail authorities to forthwith take Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) student Asif Iqbal Tanha, arrested in a case related to the northeast Delhi riots earlier...
Bigg Boss 14: Jasmin And Nikki Wrestle With Abhinav For Ticket To Finale
Bigg Boss 14 Written Update: Abhinav even yelled at Rubina for interfering in his arguments
Eye on 2021 Assembly Polls, BJP Chief JP Nadda to Visit Bengal for Two Days from December 8
BJP state president Dilip Ghosh had last month said that Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Nadda would be visiting the state every month till the Assembly elections are over.

Centre Opposes in SC PIL Seeking Lifetime Ban on Convicted Politicians
BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay has sought lifetime ban on convicted persons including politicians, from contesting elections as against the six-year ban from the date of release after serving the jail terms of two years or more as provided under the Representation of the People Act.

Govt Approves Creation of New Post of Deputy Chief for Military Ops & Strategic Planning in Army
Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen Paramjit Singh is set to become the first deputy chief of Army staff (strategy), sources said.

'Judicial History': Husband, Wife Sworn-in as Madras High Court Judges on Same Day
Justice Murali Shankar Kuppuraju and Justice Tamilselvi T Valayapalayam took oath as Judges, with Advocate General Vijay Narayan saying the couple made "judicial history" by doing so.

PM Modi to Chair Virtual All-Party Meeting on Covid-19 Today, All Eyes on Vaccine Discussion
The PM will be joined by a number of his Cabinet colleagues, including Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan.

Research Scholars Struggle to Make Ends Meet as UGC Fails to Pay Scholarship Funds
While several students alleged that they haven’t received a penny over the last one year, some students received dues of a month or two only after the suicide of an LSR College student was reported in the media last month.

Cyclone Burevi Weakens, to Cross Tamil Nadu as Deep Depression; Kerala Airport to be Shut for 8 Hours
The IMD had earlier predicted that Burevi, which crossed the Sri Lanka coast on Wednesday night, would hit the Tamil Nadu coast as a cyclonic storm.

SC Grants Bail to Former Punjab DGP Saini in 1991 Alleged Murder of Junior Engineer
The top court directed Punjab Police to release Saini on bail in the event of arrest in the fresh case on furnishing of a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh and two sureties of the like amount.

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'Maybe 10, 15 years later, Rahul may mature'
'This business of monopoly of one family must end.''Here, they picked up a few leaders for him as he needed support which was okay, but later, they became his cronies.'

Trump didn't conspire with Russia: US attorney general
'While this (Mueller's) report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him" and sets out evidence on "both sides of the question'

Update: Bumrah has 'recovered' after hurting shoulder
His condition will be 'assessed' on Monday, the Mumbai Indians team management said.

How Rishabh Pant brightened his WC selection prospects
I am glad to bat anywhere the team wants me to: Pant

How to enhance your medical insurance coverage
A sum insured of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh may have been sufficient seven-eight years ago but would be inadequate today, especially for people living in metros, points out Sanjay Kumar Singh.

This athlete's fitness journey will baffle you
Raipur's Nami Rai didn't let marriage or lack of sporting facilities affect her love for fitness.

Why Akshay Kumar feels LUCKY
'I am 51 now. I think I can do action till 56.' 'After that, God knows.'

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